My cup runneth over


What's the meaning of the phrase 'My cup runneth over'?

‘My cup runneth over’ means ‘I have more than enough for my needs’.

What's the origin of the phrase 'My cup runneth over'?

This expression derives from the Bible, Psalms 23:5 (King James Version):

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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Gary Martin

Writer and researcher on the origins of phrases and the creator of the Phrase Finder website. Over the past 26 years more than 700 million of his pages have been downloaded by readers. He is one of the most popular and trusted sources of information on phrases and idioms.